The word is getting out. Here is a recent article reporting on data that 10% less men and 8% less women are claiming as early as possible at 62. This is consistent with findings from another poll that will soon be released by Kiplinger that says more impending retirees intend to wait to receive more benefits.

I contend this trend is the combination of 2 factors: 1) the economy is getting better, and 2) people are starting to learn that they can find a lot more money by constructing a smart strategy as opposed to just filing as early as possible.